All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 21-07-2006, 04:02 PM
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IP Passthrough tutorial - use your PC Internet connection from your phone

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If you've just received your new e-series phone, you'll probably want to try out all those cool connected application such as the nokia web browser, email client, worldmate, widsets, google maps or Internet radio. But unless you're lucky enough to have an unlimited data plan or a wifi access, using those applications is going to cost you a fortune in GPRS or 3G charges. Luckily, Nokia provides an application that allows you to use your PC internet connection from your phone connected via USB. It's easy enough to set up but since it took a little while for me to realize that that was possible, i suppose that others are not aware of that either. So here is a small tutorial.

I've tried it with my work PC connected to the Internet via my company's ethernet network. It should work just as well with an ethernet or USB broadband modem but i haven't been able to try it since my home PC, which is connected via a USB modem, died just minutes before i was about to try it :-( (seems like Toshiba laptops don't like just the thought of being used as a mere IP passthrough).

UPDATE: my laptop being back and working again, i've tried to set up IP passthrough on it to try and connect my E61 to the Internet via the USB broadband modem connected to my laptop. I couldn't get it work. The phone won't connect.

1) make sure that you've got Nokia PC suite installed. I actually don't think that you need it for IP passthrough but i haven't tried on a PC that didn't have it installed. You can download the latest version here: http://europe.nokia.com/A4144903

UPDATE: Nokia PC Suite is actually required for IP Passthrough to work. Make sure that you restart your PC at the end of the installation procedure if prompted to.

2) Download and install the Nokia Network Bridge application: http://www.forum.nokia.com/info/sw.n...rk_Bridge.html
(there's a pdf file there too that explains how to set it up with a nokia communicator. It's pretty much the same procedure with the Exx)

3) Now you'll need to create the IP Passthrough access point on your phone. On the phone, go to menu -> Tools -> Settings -> Connections -> Access Points. Choose Options -> New Access Point -> Use default settings. In Connection Name, enter a name for this access point. For example, "PC Passthrough". In Data Bearer, choose IP passthrough.

4) Then go to Options -> Avanced Settings. Whenever the phone will be connected in IP passthrough mode, it's going to behave just as if it was connected directly to the newtork so it needs to have an IP address and know the address of the DNS and gateway servers. 3 cases here:
- Case 1: your PC (hence your phone) is connected to the network via DHCP. This is the case for most company networks. In this case, just leave the default settings. Only indicate the address and port of the Proxy server if there is one on your network.
- Case 2: your PC uses a fixed manually assigned IP address. In this case, you'll need to give your phone an IP address too. Go to IPV4 Settings and enter an address in Phone IP Address. Be careful not to choose an address already in use by another computer on the network (and of course, do not use your own PC address). If you don't know what address is still free on your network, ask your network administrator, he should be able to give you one. For the rest of the settings (subnet mask, gateway, DNS), they must be identical to those used by your PC. If you don't know them by heart, under Windows XP go to Start menu -> Control Panel -> Network Connections and double click your network connection (probably called Local Area Connection). Then click Properties, scroll down and select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. All the settings will be displayed. Enter them on your phone.
- Case 3: you have no idea of what i'm talking about. In this case, you're probably connected via DHCP so don't touch anything and leave the default settings.

5) Click Back and Exit until you're back to the Active Standby screen.

6) Connect your phone to your PC via the USB cable. The phone will ask you what kind of connection you want to make. Choose IP passthrough. It sometimes asks it several times, so choose IP passthrough every time.

7) On the PC, go to Start menu -> Control Panels -> Nokia Network Bridge. You should see your phone listed there. If not, wait a little while for the phone to be recognized by your PC and it should show up. Place a check mark in front of your phone then click OK to close the window.

8) That's it. Nokia PC Suite will tell you that the phone is connected in non-compatible mode but that's normal. On the phone, launch an application that requires an internet connection such as the web browser and when it asks for the access point to use, choose the one you've just created. The phone will then connect through your PC Internet connection.

9) When you're done browsing, simply disconnect the cable. The next time you'll want to use your PC internet connection, just plug the phone and choose "IP Passthrough", nothing else to do.

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Old 21-07-2006, 09:31 PM
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IP passtrough... Oh boy! My resume, with different phones.

9500 - I have donne like you said, because it has a detailed manual in Nokia Site.
I try and retry, and, or nothing happens, or 9500 made a reboot. Never had been able to connect.

3230 - with Gnubox project. http://gnubox.dnsalias.org/gnubox/. I donne everything, more than once, and again, no lucky!

N-Gage + N-Gage QD + 6600 - total sucess, with that: http://www.russellbeattie.com/notebo...9.html:icon14:
I can do all I want, with the internet conection on PC!

What´s the difference between them - Bluetooth SPP - Serial Port Protocol, wich the last 3 have, and 3230 don´t, and 9500... i don´t now. I think not, but in Specifications said Yes...

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Old 22-07-2006, 12:04 AM
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i must have been lucky then or maybe the implementation of ip passthrough has been improved in the e61. Between the tjme when i knew nothing about ip passthrough and had never heard about it in my life and the time when i was happily surfing on my e61 using my pc internet connection, there was less than 5 minutes. And that includes the time it took to download nokia's software

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Old 22-07-2006, 07:13 AM
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Lucky guy! For me, is N-Gage that do the job...

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Old 27-07-2006, 09:22 AM
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Hi Folks!

Very nice "How To", but I have problem. In our corporate network is IP adress granted by DNS, but it is only for specific MAC Adress of Network Adapter. Do anybody idea how to do it without asking for registration of another network adapter?

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Old 27-07-2006, 01:18 PM
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Very nice "How To", but I have problem. In our corporate network is IP adress granted by DNS, but it is only for specific MAC Adress of Network Adapter. Do anybody idea how to do it without asking for registration of another network adapter?
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I don't know if that's gonna be possible.

When i was in the university, i had the same problem. We had network access via ethernet in our rooms but had to register the MAC address to be able to connect. I had registered the MAC address of an old PC i had but then got hold of an old Macintosh laptop. In order to get it on the network, i activated Internet Connection Sharing on my Windows 98 machine, connected the Mac to the PC via a crossed ethernet cable (luckily, the PC was an old IBM server and had 2 ethernet adapters) and after loads of tweakings and head banging, i finally managed to get the powerbook on the net. Only to realize that its 4MB of RAM and 25MHz processor was definitely not good enough for surfing even with Netscape 2.

So this kind of things is possible but since your phone doesn't have an ethernet plug, i don't know whether your PC will be able to share its connection with it. You could maybe try to connect it in IP passthrough mode and maybe install the nokia netork bridge app and see if you can configure it via Windows' internet connection sharing panel.

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Old 27-07-2006, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by elp
I don't know if that's gonna be possible.

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So this kind of things is possible but since your phone doesn't have an ethernet plug, i don't know whether your PC will be able to share its connection with it. You could maybe try to connect it in IP passthrough mode and maybe install the nokia netork bridge app and see if you can configure it via Windows' internet connection sharing panel.
Thanks for advices,

I am going to try make an internet connection sharing, today afternoon... its working between 2 computers, so I hope it wil be work for phone, too...
If not I will thing about buy Wi-fi adapter to my computer and try it with Wi-fi...

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Old 05-08-2006, 02:06 PM
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nooooooo, nothing of this works for nokia e60 since it is not listed in network bridge window from control panel... ha, can you fix it???

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Old 25-08-2006, 08:52 AM
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Will N80 Support This

Can i use pc internet on my N80 phone?? do reply

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Old 25-08-2006, 09:19 AM
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nooooooo, nothing of this works for nokia e60 since it is not listed in network bridge window from control panel... ha, can you fix it???
If you've followed my tutorial to the letter, then i don't know what's wrong. Are you sure that you chose "IP passthrough" on the phone when you connected it and validated that several times if it did ask you several times? Have you waited long enough after you've connected your phone for your PC to recognize it?

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N80 have IP passtrough?
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Old 25-08-2006, 09:28 AM
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Can i use pc internet on my N80 phone?? do reply
I'll reply if i want to

Does your N80 ask you whether you want to use IP passthrough when you connect it to your PC via the USB cable? If yes, then you can use my tutorial to use your PC internet connection from your phone. If not, then you're out of luck.

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nooooooo, nothing of this works for nokia e60 since it is not listed in network bridge window from control panel... ha, can you fix it???
I actually has the same problem as you did yesterday. I installed the latest version of Nokia PC Suite but didn't restart my PC at the end as it wanted me to do since i had other things to do. When i tried to connect via IP Passthrough, it didn't work anymore, my E61 wasn't listed in the control panel. I restarted my PC and everything worked fine again.

So PC Suite is required for IP Passthrough to work. The reason is that it installs the necessary drivers for your phone. Without these, your PC won't be able to see your phone when you connect it.

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Old 28-08-2006, 01:28 PM
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Quote:
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I'll reply if i want to

Does your N80 ask you whether you want to use IP passthrough when you connect it to your PC via the USB cable? If yes, then you can use my tutorial to use your PC internet connection from your phone. If not, then you're out of luck.
When i connect USB cable its asking for
PC suite
Data Transfer
PictBridge
these are the 3 options im getting..
i tried installng the nokia network brige software but noting is being detected in the software when i connect my phone.
do help me in browsing the net from my pc on phone..
thanks
vijay

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Internet not working on Nokia E60 with Nokia Network Bridge

I followed the tutorial but I am unable to use my internet connection on my mobile. when I connect the data cable to cell phone I connect it through
IP Passthrough option and also selected in control panel Nokia Network Bridge appropriate phone. Internet is working fine on my PC but on my mobile I am getting error about "Web: No Gateway Reply". It also shows a network connection for my phone. This LAN connection getting IP Address from DHCP Server. Which DHCP Server I don't know. I am also sending you the pics may be these are helpfull for you.

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Pls solve this problem if any one knows about it. My Phone is working fine through my Wireles Router.
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